The scene would have been unimaginable throughout the vast majority of Jewish history. Row upon row of Christians shouting and swaying, fervently proclaiming their faith right in the heart of Jerusalem. But these Christians, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, were not denouncing the scattered Jews in the room, or preaching of a time when control of the holy city would be wrested from Jewish hands.
They were cheering the Jews in the audience, singing in Hebrew, and proclaiming God’s love for the Jewish people and the Jewish state.
From Malaysia and the Philippines, the Netherlands and Ireland — even the West Bank — hundreds of Christian Zionists gathered in the Clal Building on Jaffa Road Sunday night. They had come for the 10th annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, broadcast around the world.
To emphasize his point (and promote his new book) that the Church is essentially dying, or at least on the cusp of doing so, Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll arrived to a Sunday evening worship service at Mars Hill Church U-District in a black hearse and suited in formal funeral attire.
A seven year veteran of the New York Police Department (NYPD) was allegedly part of the biker party that beat up wealthy Manhattan executive Alexian Lien, 33, during a controversial highway brawl in New York and has been placed on modified duties pending an investigation.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee distributed a letter to 135 school superintendents throughout the state last week, telling them that school-sponsored prayer before football games is a violation of the Constitution's First Amendment that prohibits an endorsement of religion. In response to similar letters sent in the past, legal groups have countered the ACLU's claims by arguing that students have a constitutional right to free speech and religious expression.
A new poll revealed that a religious transformation is underway among Hispanics in the United States, with fewer who are maintaining their Catholic faith while more are becoming religiously unaffiliated and evangelical.
"Millions of Americans are living happily without religion," reads the message on billboards an atheist group has installed along several Michigan freeways, including in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Madison Heights areas, to let people without religion know they are not alone.
A roundtable forum for Hispanic pastors and leaders focused on reaching second and third generation Latinos in predominantly English-speaking congregations of more than 1,000 members is planned for Wednesday in Chicago.
Pastor Jay Haizlip of The Sanctuary, a nondenominational church in Huntington Beach, Calif., recently spoke with The Christian Post about his ministry, how he first learned about Jesus Christ while on his way to buy drugs, and why he believes God wants to use "Preachers of L.A" to reach those who might otherwise never step foot into a church or tune into Christian TV.
Dr. Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, has said that Billy Graham's message in "My Hope" can be used to help address the spiritual well-being of the Windy City, which has now become the murder capital of America.
Catalyst Atlanta, the annual conference featuring an "eclectic mix of seasoned sages, leadership experts, and passionate young upstarts," once again, did not disappoint the more than 13,000 believers who attended the 3-day mega-event. Those in attendance were challenged to go deeper into what it means to truly be known by God, organizers said at its conclusion.
Saddleback Church, which has 10 campuses across Southern California, is undertaking for the very first time in its 33-year history the launch of campuses outside of the United States in an effort to "finish the Great Commission," an effort tied to founding Pastor Rick Warren's "12 Cities PEACE Plan" initiative.
Evan Leong is the director of the documentary "Linsanity," which opened in 10 American cities on October 4. Like his subject, Houston Rockets player Jeremy Lin, Leong also grew up playing basketball and is Asian-American, and started chronicling Lin's story back when he was playing at Harvard.
A group of young Muslim men burned a church and clashed with police in Kenya's main port city of Mombasa on Friday, blaming the killing of an Islamic cleric and his followers on security forces. At least four people were killed in the violence.
Founder and President of Christian Aid, Bob Fu has released his own story about growing up in Communist China, participating in the Tiananmen Square protests, escaping the Chinese government, and advocating for religious freedom in his home country.
Pope Francis' recent comments on abortion, homosexuality and contraceptives have been praised by the majority of U.S. Catholics according to a new poll, with the Vatican leader enjoying a very high favorability rating in general.
Ron Shaich, CEO of Panera Bread Co. who was compensated some $4.4 million in 2012 by his billion dollar company, is nearing the end of a week long challenge in which he gave up a budget supporting sumptuous eating to survive on just $4.50 a day to draw attention to hunger in the United States.
The city of Bartow in Florida has ordered residents to remove "God Bless America" signs from their front lawns by Monday or allegedly pay fines. The signs violate a 13-year-old ordinance, the city says.
Pop star Miley Cyrus took to Saturday Night Live (SNL) to parody the Republicans blamed for the government shutdown. Reactions varied from disgust to support, and even some praised Cyrus' "sexy 'Republican' look."